Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova, the Wimbledon 2010 champions, were upset yesterday in the second round of play. Sabine Lisicki and Sam Stosur defeated the top seeds 6-4, 6-3.
Also going out were 5th seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shuaghnessy, who lost in three sets to Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja.
Also going out in the first round were Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Anabel Medina Garrigues, who lost to Vera Dushevina and Ekaterina Makarova.
Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone, the ad hoc Italian team, went out in the first round to Kimiko Date Krumm and Zhang Shuai.